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Preparedness Survey

This survey is a real eye-opener! Makes a great handout at a meeting to encourage preparedness, especially at a fifth Sunday lesson.

Available in Italian

Preparedness Survey
(1) Are you debt-free? Y N
(If “yes”, skip to section “Food Storage”.)
(2) Please complete questions indicating what type of debt you have;
a) home mortgage Y N
b) car Y N
c) credit card Y N
d) recreational vehicle(s) Y N
e) other Y N
(3) Approximately, what is the total monetary amount of debt you currently carry? ________
(4) Are you actively following a plan to become debt-free? Y N
(5) Estimate how many years/months before you become debt-free._____

Food Storage
(6) Do you have a functioning home food storage program? Y N
(7) How many gallons of water do you have stored (not including water heater, toilet tanks)? _______
(8) How many pounds of grain and/or legumes do you have stored (rice, wheat, etc)? ______
(9) Are you using your storage items on at least a weekly basis? Y N
(10) How many rotating food supplies?
a) cans (soup, vegetables, etc.)________
b) powdered milk _____________
c) other (list item & amount) _____________
d) other (list item & amount) _____________
e) other (list item & amount) _____________
f) other (list item & amount) _____________
g) other (list item & amount) _____________
(1 l)Estimate how many months your family could survive on your overall food storage: __________

Fuel Storage & Use
Please answer the following as if electricity/natural gas service is disrupted:
(12) Do you have an alternative heating source (wood burning stove, propane, etc.) Y N
(13) Estimate how many days of fuel for such heating you have stored: _____
(14) Estimate how many hours lighting you have stored (candles, lanterns, generator, etc.): _______
(15) Do you own an alternate cooking device? Y N
(16) Do you own dutch oven/outdoor cookware? Y N

Medical Supplies
(17) Do you have a family first aid kit? Y N

Personal Hygiene
(18) Do you have a chemical toilet? Y N
(19) How many pounds of soap/detergent do you have stored? ________
(20) How many bars of hand/bath soap do you have stored? ___________
(21) How many boxes of Kleenex tissues do you have stored? _________
(22) How many rolls of toilet paper do you have stored? __________
(23) How many rolls of paper towels do you have stored? _________

Alternative Dwelling
(25 ) Do you have an alternative dwelling if house became unlivable? (tent, camper, trailer, etc.)? Y N
(26) Do you have a 72-hour kit for each family member? Y N

Different variations of this survery are all over the internet, and I don’t know where this one originated.

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Jenny’s 1500/2000/2500 Calorie 72 hour Kit Menus

I’ve grown increasingly concerned about the menus frequently created at Enrichment meetings for 72 hour kits consisting of oatmeal, chewing gum, and beef sticks. Read my rant. These low calorie menus fail to meet the dietary needs of individuals in a crisis. I created these menus to meet caloric, protein, and carbohydrate needs for adults and children, male and female, while keeping sodium to a minimum.

I’ve included a price breakdown for each menu and the weight for 1 day’s food for packing purposes. Each menu is for one day’s caloric needs.

I’ve also included pouch only (sort of like a homemade MRE kit, just cheaper) and mixed packaging menus. The mixed packaging menus are usually more balanced than the pouch menus, but can be heavy. The pouch menus are lighter weight but can be lower in carbohydrates, your body’s preferred source of energy. It would probably be wise to create 2 pouch only days and 1 mixed packaging day for your kit.

The items on the menus do not require any cooking or hot water.

I asked my friend, a doctor, to look over the menus (especially the Poor Man’s Menu) and he said they were safe.

Instant grits come in a pouch that’s coated on the inside, so all you have to do is pour water in the pouch and let them sit to prepare them. Water temperature doesn’t matter. Same for oatmeal, but grits taste a lot better than oatmeal when cold. For the mashed potatoes, just add water to the pouch.

If you substitute menu items be sure to compare with the full chart to ensure you’re getting similar amounts of calories, sodium, protein and carbs.

You’ll also need to store 64 ounces (4 lbs) of water per day per person. 64 ounces equals 1/2 gallon or about 2 Liters.

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cRaZy Huge list of Food Storage Recipes

My friend Jillyne K. gave me this selection of files. A former Stake Preparedness Specialist, Jillyne is a local celebrity famous for expertise in food storage, rotation, and use. She has amassed a huge collection of food storage recipes. Among the favorites are her very best bread recipes, Mrs. Field’s cookie recipe, fudgescicles using food storage pudding, homemade cleaning products, and many many more.

These files would make great handouts at an Emergency Preparedness Fair, Enrichment Activity, or they could be used as part of an Emergency Preparedness CD provided to all members of the ward.

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In Pursuit of Preparedness

The “In Pursuit of Preparedness” program was created by the Country Crossing 8th Ward to help their members
set goals and assemble items necessary for survival during the year.

It lists each month with a list of goals for that month, along with some brief storage tips. During the year, the Preparedness Specialist would handout more detailed information on the monthly goals to help families stay focused on acquiring or improving their stores.

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Basic Food Storage Recipe Book

I found this awesome document online back in January 2006. It’s a list of seventy food storage recipes that ONLY use the items included in the church’s one month basic supply kit. That means the only ingredients needed to make all of these 70 items are wheat, flour, fat (oil or shortening), sugar, powdered milk, macaroni, quick oats, pinto beans, and salt. It has everything from how to make your own baby teething biscuits, to wheat crackers. Even caramel. It also has information on sprouting wheat and beans, and much, much more. This is exactly what I was looking for!

Problem was, the orginal was formated in PDF to make tiny quarter-page booklets, and was 94 pages long!!! It was also in a tiny font and had quotes interspersed that made reading kind of difficult.

After much work, here it is in what I think is a much better form. One copy that is 23 pages long — or 12 front and back. I’ve deleted the quotes and left just the essential parts. Below is the Table of Contents for the document:

— How to Crack Wheat
— Methods to Cook Wheat

1. Cooked Whole Wheat Kernels
2. Cracked Wheat Cereal
3. Crispy-Fried Cracked Wheat Cereal
4. Pre-Sweetened Cereal Nuggets
5. Whole Wheat Pancakes
6. Popped Wheat Kernels
7. Hot Toastum Drink
8. Wheat Breakfast Porridge
9. Sweet Wheat Pudding
10. Whole Wheat Saltine Crackers
11. Scottish Bannock Bread
12. Popped Wheat Treats
13. Sweet Wheat Crackers/Hardtack
14. Stir-Fried Cracked Wheat
15. Unleavened Bread Sticks
16. Whole Wheat Pie Crust
17. Whole Wheat Tortillas
18. Soft Flour Tortillas
19. Crunchy Wheat Crackers
20. Tasty Wheat Wafers
21. Noodles/Wheat Crisps
22. Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
— Wheat Grass

23. Unleavened Pancakes
24. Brown Gravy/Roux
25. Lumpy Dick
26. Blonde Pudding/Pie Filling
27. Basic Cooked Rice
28. Rice Cereal
29. Creamy Rice Breakfast
30. Rice Cake Treat
31. Easy Rice Pudding
32. Toasted Rice
33. Horchata
34. Hot Oatmeal Cereal
35. Instant Oatmeal Packets
36. Oat Gruel
37. Basic Granola
38. Oatmeal Granola Bar
39. Toasted Oat Crumbles
40. Norwegian Oatmeal Crackers
41. Oat Crackers
42. Oatmeal Cookies
43. Cooked Macaroni
44. Sweet Macaroni
— Cooking and Using Beans
— Methods for Soaking Beans
— Methods for Cooking Beans

45. Basic Beans
46. Refried Beans/Pureed Beans
47. Fat Replacement
— Bean Flour
48. Instant Bean Soup/Gravy
49. Dips and Sandwich Fillings
50. Pinto Bean Paste
51. Cream of Bean Soup
52. Wheat and Bean Burger
53. Pancake Syrup
54. Almost Caramel
55. Bean Ball Candy
— Diastatic Malt – Sweetener From Sprouted Wheat
— Quick Reference for Reconstitution
56. Evaporated Milk
57. Whipped Evaporated Milk
58. Sweetened Condensed Milk
59. Caramel Sauce
60. Milk Gravy
61. White Sauce
62. Graveyard Stew
63. Cemetery Stew
FYI: For Your Information
64. Sourdough Starter
Tips for Sprouting
— Sprouting Wheat
— Sprouted Wheat Bread
65. Essene Bread
66. Essene Flat Bread
— Sprouting Beans
Emergency Foods for Babies
67. Baby Formula
68. Solid Baby Food
69. Creamy Oat Cereal
70. Teething Biscuits
Complementing Proteins
Tips for Wheat Allergies
Expanding Your Pantry

It’s available as a RTF that you can format to suit your needs, or as a 2 column PDF or Word Document.

BasicFoodStorageRecipes2.pdf is this file in an 8.5×11 inch format. Created by Cheryl Driggs.

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LDS Emergency Preparedness Manual

This document is one I found online. It was originally created by the Magna Utah Stake in 1997 and contains a variety of useful preparedness information.

Among the more interesting items are a list of individual, ward, stake, and district responsiblities in an emergency. It also has a map with a possible use of a standard church building in an emergency.

It’s targeted at the Magna Stake, but much of the information is universal, including the information on preparing for earthquakes and winter storms.

This manual is extensively referenced, with a table of contents and index. It’s a very long document — some 84 pages and will take some time to download.

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LDS Emergency Preparedness Manual – 2

This document is one I received from our Stake Emergency Preparedness Specialist who got it from a neighboring unit. It is based on one originally created by the Bonneville First Ward in Salt Lake City. This version was created for a West Jordan Utah Stake.

It is extremely detailed and has lots of practical information and lists. It even includes a basic first aid guide.

110 pages. Available in PDF or .doc, so that you can edit it yourself to suit your unit’s needs.

***NOTE*** – Download the PDF to view if you’re just looking, because the .doc file is VERY large (22 MB).

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